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than bart is not treating these negotiations seriously. >> it's a war of words between bart and the unions and it looks like negotiations are at a standstill. >> october or november of next year, they are going to shut down the golden gate bridge so they can install a new movable median. >> concrete barriers already put in their plans -- will be put in their place. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it is thursday, september 19. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. developing news as you wake up. check out those flames. a chemical plant fire lit up the sky in western oklahoma. last night's fire hit chemicals containers inside the plant setting off explosions. nobody was injured. it's back to school for kids in colorado. torrential rain and floodwaters forced schools in boulder county to close for six days. the heavy rains warned out roads and did he -- washed out roads and destroyed homes in
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the area. today workers return to the washington navy yard where a gunman killed 12 people. just hours ago, employees were seen showing up for work for the first time since monday's shooting. >> let's get a check with liz for the latest on the road ahead. there's some problems out there, right? >> there are. things are getting better in some spots. we are still seeing residual delays. now we have metering lights over at the bay bridge. a couple of different things going on heading towards san francisco from the east bay. this is obviously what it looks like behind the pay gates. cash and fastrak backed up to the overcrossings. an earlier problem coming into san lorenzo. debris in the roads, lanes blocked, everything is clear meaning all lanes are open. they continue to get worse and they are extending into the castro valley y which is busy anyway at this time of the morning. bay area drivers are getting ready for another
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bridge closure this time crews will replace the yellow plastic pylons on the golden gate bridge . ryan takeo reports. >> reporter: we expect the bridge to close sometime next october or november. that's october november 2014. we'll give you a look at the design plan for a movable median barrier and we expect a bridge committee to approve the $26 million project today. >> this is an important advancement in safety on the golden gate bridge. with a movable median barrier we'll have a more structurally sound separation between oncoming traffic in both directions on the golden gate bridge, yet we'll be able to change the lanes like we do for the commute. >> reporter: the concern is the crossover collisions which decades ago was a huge deal. but speed limits have gone down
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to 45 miles an hour. and there have been increased speed enforcement. why is there a need for this? >> we have a low accident rate but we want to minimize the crossover head on accidents. that's absolutely necessary. it's taken some time to get to this point but we have had to go through a lot of environment clearances. we have the final design and we are ready to go. >> there's never been a golden gate bridge closure quite like this. it's expected next fall. how do you know you're ready for this? >> we'll be coming forward with a plan, obviously advanced warning for the public and developing alternatives for people to get around the bay like, you know, we have been through this, bay area knows how to do this so it shouldn't be too stressful. >> we just went through this. what do you learn from the bay bridge closure? >> well, i think what we've seen works the best is advance noticing and letting people know as much as you can. the golden gate bridge will be a little different because we have so many visitors. we are a tourist attraction. so that will be a little more challenging. it will be hard for the people around the world to know when
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we're closing. >> reporter: thank you so much, mary currie, bridge spokeswoman. we expect the committee would approve that today and it goes on to the full committee tomorrow. live at the golden gate bridge, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> of course -- i'm sorry, go ahead. >> we should know exactly when the bridge will close in the next six months. this morning in washington workers are returning to the navy yard where a gunman killed 12 people on monday. cbs reporter susan mcginnis reports the employees will have to work alongside fbi investigators still trying to learning more about the shooting. >> reporter: the washington navy yard reopens this morning for the first time since monday's deadly shooting. >> it is a little surreal i guess showing up to work again after this incident. >> reporter: the yard returns to mostly normal operations though the fbi is still investigating building 197 where the massacre happened. it was there that police found 34-year-old aaron alexis' gun etched with two cryptic phrases. the first said, better off this way. the second, my elf weapon. investigators are trying to
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determine the meaning. >> with many questioning how alexis could carry a large weapon on to the base, defense secretary chuck hagel has ordered a review of military security and employee screening programs for bases around the world. >> our people deserve safe and secure workplaces wherever they are. >> reporter: alexis' mother is speaking out for the first time. she says, she doesn't know why her son did what he did. "aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so so very sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken." >> reporter: alexis' family also says he sought treatment from the veterans administration for mental health problems but the va says it has no record of that. in washington, susan mcginnis, kpix 5. >> va records show that alexis sought treatment for insomnia at a rhode island medical center on august 23 and then a va hospital visit in washington five days later.
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the navy yard shooting won't likely play a role in weather governor brown signs gun control bills sitting on his desk. the "chronicle" says despite monday's rampage, brown's decision to sign will not be a decision of the moment, he said. two of the bills would have a huge impact on california's gun laws. and brown has until october 13 to sign or veto them. it is 6:06. let's check the weather. supposed to be a nice day today. >> probably the nicest day of the week. should be gorgeous outside and, of course, beautiful weather nice and clear out there right now. and we have the harvest moon up. yup, the full moon near the autumnal equinox looking good from our mount vaca cam. what a beautiful sight this morning. lots of sunshine coming our way. and some very nice weather. beautiful over the bay bridge, as well. we are waking up to mostly clear skies. temperatures a little cool in spots down to the 40s in some of the north bay valleys down to 47 in santa rosa, 55 in san jose and 54 degrees in san francisco. this afternoon, though, we are enjoying temperatures soaring
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to the 70s and 80s even inside the bay. great day to grab lunch outside if you can. some 80s and 90s well inland. and some 60s near 70 degrees out toward the coastline. big changes though coming our way, guys. we'll have more in a few minutes. back to you. an eviction notice sparked a shooting and a four-hour standoff in a contra costa county neighborhood. it began yesterday afternoon when a property manager and two sheriff's deputies went to serve an eviction notice at a home on ashbourne circle near san ramon. investigators say the man fired a gun through a door hitting the property manager in the leg. a s.w.a.t. team eventually lobbed tear gas into the home and the suspect surrendered. the $1.6 million home in the gated norris canyon estate community was in foreclosure. nearby homes were evacuated during the standoff. >> can't go up because we live right up the street so they told us we have to stay down here. that's about all they told us. >> a neighbor told kpix 5 the suspect bought up a lot of
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properties then lost them one by one. she believed this was his last one. here we go again. a bart strike threat appears real as management and the unions are taking a four-day break from negotiating. there are no new talks until monday. the unions say management walked out without responding to their latest counterproposal. bart said once again the unions' wage demands are too high. the unions claim that bart's chief negotiator has rejected daily talks but bart says that's not true. >> there's no explanation other than bart is not treating these negotiations seriously and do not intend to come to an agreement in an expeditious manner. >> the current calendar is not set in stone and just because their current calendar is what it is doesn't mean that we can't add days and we're willing to do that. >> bart says that both sides are about $112 million apart. time is running out. bart workers can go on strike after midnight on october 10. if san francisco's only
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community college closes it could hurt the local economy. the budget analyst's office says san francisco could lose $300 million in economic activity if city college of san francisco shuts down. the board that oversees community colleges decided in july to revoke the school's accreditation next year unless various management and financial problems are addressed. the university of california is hoping to use social media to raise money for student scholarships. the uc system started a six- week campaign yesterday using the crowd sourcing concept. the campaign includes students, alumni, business executives, politicians and celebrities making promises if certain fundraising goals are reached. crews are working around the clock to clean up flood damaged areas in colorado. utility workers are repairing power lines in neighborhoods rav and by heavy rains and floodwaters. a few hundred people without power in greeley and boulder, about 20 miles of natural gas lines suffered extensive
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damage. crews say there are about 4500 customers with gas outages. students are going back to school in boulder valley. all but two schools reopened after floods forced them to close for six days. while the district says there will be some challenges at some schools, the superintendent says they can get through them with patience and flexibility. time now is 6:10. how about a sweet treat for breakfast? the giveaway that will have you talking funny. ♪[ music ] >> the future rock stars right here in the bay area. the "cool school" helping these kids on their way to stardom. >> lots of sunshine coming our way, likely to be the warmest day of the week. but big changes after that. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we got a real traffic jam growing now on southbound 680 in pleasanton. we have metering lights on over at the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll try to help you get to work on time after the break. and you could save hundreds."
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the show is called "looking it's about the lives of thr gay men looking for love in city. the mayor's office sa es will bring an > a new hbo series began filming in the mission. the show is called "looking." it's about the lives of three gay men looking for love in the city. the mayor expects the series will bring an extra $2 million to san francisco between now and november when filming wraps up. ahoy to sweet doughy treasure. talk like a pirate day is trending on twitter and it could get you a free donut at krispy kreme. if you really want to go all out, dressing like a pirate will get a dozen donuts there. so come on, brian. go ahead and get us a dozen donuts. >> arrrr !! also trending this morning ios 7. apple fans face long download times for the new software.
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the man credited with transforming nintendo into a videogame giant has died. tbt for throw back thursday. and it can wait. it's a nationwide event to encourage drivers to take the pledge to never text and drive again. remember, you can follow us on twitter @cbssf. 15 minutes after 6:00. trouble on the road ahead. here's elizabeth. >> i know. we have you covered. that's right. first out towards the bay bridge. they turned the metering lights on a little early at 5:50 this morning. so now it is beginning to stack up towards the overcrossing. looks like about to the 880 overcrossing now. 10 or 15 minutes to get you on the bay bridge and once you get on the bridge itself it looks like a cool look at the new eastern span. and traffic looks okay once you get past the incline section towards the tunnel. then things start to move at the speed limit. traveling the nimitz, they cleared the overnight roadwork. it's a smooth trip between hayward and oakland and the macarthur maze. this accident is still there. it has been there since 4:15 this morning so we are not sure
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what's taking so long to clear. one lane is blocked southbound 680. it's a bottleneck from the 580 interchange to and past bernal. thing things okay through the sunol grade. this was -- i think they may be retrieving some vehicles, two cars, it was first reported, went down the em bank plenty of clouds so that may be what's taking such a long time. all lanes are back open here. this is in san lorenzo. we had another crash northbound 238 approach the nimitz freeway. four cars were involved a bunch of debris other cars got flat tires in the mess. anyway, all lanes are now open but obviously there's still something off to the right-hand shoulder because it's really slow once you get towards the castro valley y. that is the latest from here in the "timesaver traffic" center. for the latest on your forecast, another warm day, here's lawrence. >> going to be a great summer day ahead. lots of sunshine coming our way mostly clear out the door, a little cool in spots early on this morning but as we head throughout the day we are enjoying a lot of sunshine. these temperatures likely to be the warmest of the week.
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high pressure holds on for one last day and then some big changes beginning tomorrow and into the weekend. maybe a couple of raindrops headed our way. let's enjoy the sunshine today. that ridge will sit overhead bringing that sun all the way to the coastline. cold front likely to slide in as we head in toward friday so increasing clouds throughout the day and then maybe a couple of showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge as we head in toward friday late evening. temperatures around the state today into the 90s in the central valley. sunshine there. 71 into the monterey bay. looks like computer models doing well with this. we have mostly clear skies now but then the clouds gather into friday and then friday evening you see not much with this cold front but a chance of some scattered light showers continuing into saturday, as well. and some much cooler temperatures throughout the weekend. numbers today, should be gorgeous 80s into the south bay in many spots, about 90 though in morgan hill. 84 in san jose. and 84 in palo alto. temperatures toward the coastline the 60s and the low 70s. east bay a little hot. 80s and some low 90s by the afternoon. and into the bay a beautiful 78
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degrees in san francisco. 77 in alameda. next couple of days, it looks like big changes in the works. end of summer could be wet. we start fall a little dry but cooler temperatures will round us out toward the middle of next week. >> not bad, lawrence. thank you. they just started the sixth grade and they have rock and roll dreams. >> yes. it's an all-girl band that wowed a san francisco crowd last weekend. five girls learning the ropes at the blue bear school of music. a rock and roll nonprofit that from a 'em frank mallicoat says is pretty cool. >> i'm the lead singer. >> i'm the keyboardist. >> i play the bass guitar. >> i'm the lead guitarist. >> i'm mary and i'm the drummer. >> we're the [ indiscernible ] ♪[ music ] >> reporter: five san francisco schoolgirls ages 11 to 13 with a common love of rock and roll are living their dream. am i going to be buying tickets
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someday to watch you sing? >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: is that the plan. i plan to be a singer. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: these future rock and rollers are part of the blue bears school of music a nonprofit based at san francisco's fort mason that's been schooling city kids and adults alike on all things music now for 42 years. >> we are kind. anticonservatory of music so we take everybody. we don't take just the super talented dedicated people. we take young, old, people who are just picking it up again. >> reporter: it's a big shot of self-esteem for the children who might not have picked up an instrument let alone formed a band. a 10 week crash course in the end result the wild roses. >> it's been fun. >> you don't just learn to to
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play music. you learn about team work and cooperation and stuff like that. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: they are only in the sixth grade and these girls have already headlined at san francisco's cafe. a graduation gig of sorts last weekend. it's the blue bears school of music. this week's "cool school." ♪[ music ] >> the blue bears school also has an outreach program and currently is teaching children in 7 san francisco public schools and the bayview-hunters point ymca. what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, we may come and feature your school on the show. all right. just ahead the oakland a's take on the minnesota twins tonight. the added security that could delay your way into the game. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. are they celebrating in new zealand? this morning, right now? josh hamilton gets revenge on his american league west rivals. next. ,,
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just the play o' the day...s actually baseball history. billy hamilton... a rookie outfielder for the good morning, everybody. former heavyweight champion ken norton who has been in poor health for years died yesterday. norton fought in perhaps the greatest era of heavyweight fighters. he was 70 years old. a's heads were about to get even bigger yesterday afternoon until the 9th when josh hamilton tied the game at 4 with a two-run shot off grant balfour. balfour's third blown save of the season. and then in extra innings, it was hamilton again with the go- ahead sacrifice fly to score the winning run. the halos beat the a's 5-4 but the magic number to clinch of the west is now at 5. rangers blew a late lead to the rays,
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who walked off texas thanks to a single. tampa bay 4-3. romo blew a 4-1 lead for the mets. josh with the twoout walkoff base hit 5-4 loss assures the defending champions will finish with a losing record. the kiwis picked up right where they left off on sunday. they crossed the finish line to win race 11. they actually led the second race before win picked up and saved team us at least until this afternoon. so right now the champagne is on ice. got a programming note for you. after sunday's 49ers and colts game on kpix 5, switch over to the cw for all the post-game reaction on the fifth quarter. that's it, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. this is more than just the play of the day. it's actually baseball history. billy hamilton a rookie outfielder for the cincinnati reds stole four bases in his first-ever major league start. he is the first major league player in his first start to
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steal four bases in a game since 1920. an amazing accomplishment even though it was against the houston astros. by the way, the reds handed the astros their 101st loss of the season. oakland a's fans arrive early tonight. the coliseum will have metal detectors like they use at airports creating longer lines than usual. fans will go through the detectors and also have the bags searched. major league baseball plans to have them at all ballparks by next year. it's another decision that i reversed. >> former san diego mayor bob filner designed in august over sexual harassment allegations. how he tried to reward his staff before he left office. >> reporter: right now i'm standing in a parking lot. soon it is going to be part of an entire new village cropping up in the east bay over the next several years. we'll tell you about it coming up next. ,, ,,,,,,
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the message he has for the russian people. and oaklan senator john mccain is firing back after russian president vladimir putin's "new york times" op. ed. piece. the message he has for the russian people. >> and oakland police are fighting crime by moving their offices. where you can catch the men in blue doing their paperwork. >> better soak up the sunshine. we may have rain on friday. i'll have details coming up. >> nearly two hours later they cleared an accident in pleasanton but delays continue. expect plenty of activity today at the macarthur bart station where we find anne makovec there with the construction project that could even take away parking spots. anne. >> reporter: yeah.
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that is one of the growing pains that's going along with this macarthur village project. phase 2 starts today. there's already been construction going on here at the bart station, going on since 2011. over here on the southeastern side of the parking lot, this is the area where they are going to start building 90 units of affordable housing starting today. we have some artist renderings of what that will eventually look like. a planned mixed use development. a community center around transportation. the affordable homes they are starting today should be finished in 2 years and then the next phase of construction will then begin including three market rate housing projects with more than 500 homes and retail space on the ground floor. but as liz said, they are losing some parking spots in the meantime. eventually, they are going to have a big parking garage that will house over 500 cars but in the meantime, a little tricky
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to get around through there. they have shuttles in place and there are some parking spots available right now. we have a lot more information for you on our website, you can download a pamphlet there from bart on how to get around this project, which has several years to go. back to you. >> you know, anne, i'm just trying to get it straight. you're saying 90 affordable housing units and 500 more. when are they planning to finish this? >> reporter: the whole thing is supposed to be done in 2021. >> wow. okay, so that's a ways down the road but in the meantime, we'll figure it out. thanks very much, anne makovec live in oakland. and in other news a small dog is seen coming out the window of a truck driving in fremont. and now police believe the dog may have been tossed out on purpose. it happened yesterday morning as a blue pickup was driving near fremont boulevard and gibraltar avenue. a second yorkie mix was found wandering the streets half a mile away. the two are now safe and in
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quarantine and there they are. they are wearing matching collars and probably brothers. the witness and a community service officer waited for the driver of the truck to notice the dogs were missing and come back. but the driver never showed up. >> this is really weird. how does a dog jump out of a car and you not turn around to come back and get it? >> the person could face animal cruelty charges and the dogs could be up for adoption soon. on capitol hill house republicans says they won't vote for continued funding of the federal government if the plan includes money for president obama healthcare reforms. speaker of the house john boehner has scheduled a vote tore tomorrow to keep the government running but defund the affordable care act. >> our goal here is to cut spending and to protect the american people from obamacare. >> we have not seen this in the past that a budget is
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contingent on us eliminating a program that was voted on, passed by both chambers of congress, ruled constitutional by the supreme court, is two weeks from being fully implemented and that helps 30 million people finally get healthcare coverage. >> if a compromise isn't reached before the october 1 deadline most federal agencies will be fully or partially shut down. the house is expected to vote today on nearly $4 billion in annual cuts to food stamps. the bill would allow states to put broad new work requirements in place for many food stamp recipients. applicants would also be tested for drugs. democrats strongly oppose the bill and some moderate republicans have expressed concerns. the white house is vowing to veto the bill if necessary. today is the first-ever online voter registration day in california. september 19 has the honor because it's the date when the state's online registration was implemented one year ago. more than 910,000 people have used the system since then.
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>> and more than 60,000 californians are still waiting for overdue unemployment benefits. the employment development department says the backlog is due to glitches in a new computer system that was installed on labor day. massachusetts had been experiencing problems with the same system. some people have been waiting up to two weeks to get their checks. a federal appeals court is looking into whether gays and lesbians can be excluded from juries based on their sexual orientation. the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals heard arguments in san francisco yesterday. the specific case involves a gay juror who was eliminated from a trial involving an antitrust fight over an aids drug. >> it's possible that they are likely to say that gays and lesbians shouldn't be excluded from jury selection simply on the basis of their group membership alone. >> in california state courts, potential jurors cannot be excluded simply because they
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are gay or lesbian. syrian president bashar assad is sticking by his statement that it was anti- government rebels who used chemical weapons in an attack last month. his latest comments come after united nations report confirmed the use of chemical weapons but did "not" confirm who used them. >> they have the samples and they are supposed to be objective. >> assad told fox news rebels had just as much capability of carrying out a chemical weapons strike. the u.s. state department emphasized again yesterday there's no credible evidence that syrian rebels used chemical weapons. u.s. senator john mccain is highly critical of russian president vladimir putin in an op. ed. piece on the russian news site pravda. the arizona republican cites putin's support of syrian president bashar assad as an example of failed foreign policy. mccain also challenge's russian laws. new this morning, flash flooding knocked out power to thousands of homes in chicago.
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a slow-moving thunderstorm flooded expressways overnight. traffic jammed on some roads because of standing water. right now there's still about 3300 homes in the dark and about 70 flights have been canceled at the very busy chicago o'hare international airport. so much severe weather happening. >> i know. we are switching gears. yeah. looks like we are getting ready for fall but we're basking in sunshine in the bay area. a lot of sun continuing today. today likely to be the warmest day of the week. out the day we have mostly clear skies. we'll have patchy fog at the coast not much and then looking at this, how about that, doesn't that look gorgeous? temperatures chilly in spots especially in the north bay valley down to the 40s but 50s elsewhere. by the afternoon enjoying sunshine and temperatures soaring into the 80s a couple of 90s into the south bay. inside the bay, great day to have lunch outdoors, 70 in san
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francisco, 78 in oakland. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. it will be gorgeous this afternoon. in the meantime, got to get to work on time. towards the bay bridge, it is pretty busy. it is stacking up closer towards the maze. they turned on the metering lights a little earlier than usual at 5:50 so sometimes they turn them on closer to 6:00 and so the delays begin a little earlier and then if you're leaving for work typically at this time of the morning the backups are bigger as well about 15 to 20 minutes to get on the span right now. once you get past the metering lights things look pretty good. all lanes are finally open in pleasanton. took more than two hours to clear this accident. southbound 680 approaching bernal, and fortunately the speeds have improved quite a bit since they cleared it just about 15 minutes ago. a couple of cars fell down the embankment so it took a while to clear. emergency crews were there. one person was trapped in the vehicle so injuries reported. 238 is a little slow still. we often see slowing at this time but there was an accident
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before the nimitz freeway. that is now gone. but expect some delays coming through the castro valley y. that is the latest "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. let's continue this traffic theme. a plan to address safety on one of san francisco's busiest streets is happening today. district attorney george gascon will join community and business members later today to release a security plan for a safer broadway corridor. that announcement is days after a man was hit by a taxi crossing the busy intersection at broadway and kearney. the man was seriously hurt. the state could give its blessing to "rideshare" services like lift, uber and sidecar today. the california puc might vote on regulations for those services. taxi drivers are opposed to the online based transportation service. puc will meet at 9:00 this morning in san francisco. bob filner did favors for some of his staff before he stepped down as san diego mayor last month. seven staffers got pay bumps as filner was on the way out. the former mayor used public money to give the staff members
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pay raises worth more than $80,000. the interim mayor has taken away some of those raises but allowed others to remain. >> i think the ones who actually are retaining all the raise are people making $35,000 a year. these are people who are not wealthy doing public service. in other cases, we have an individual who is actually asked to take on more duties and as such, you know, she will be paid a little more. >> filner resigned amid sexual harassment from women. officers in oakland are doings briefings and filing reports in neighborhoods where crime is high so they can respond more quickly to any calls in those areas. yesterday was just the first day and some officers say the idea is already having an impact. >> it affects our response times, increases our chances of catch the suspect or getting information or evidence that's going to help us solve it. >> officers say low staffing levels are forcing them to get
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creative and by spending more time in the streets, building relationships in the communities, they hope crime will drop. i want to have it. >> yeah. new technology could stop your smartphone from ending up in the wrong hands. >> there's nothing like shopping for a new outfit and then deciding it doesn't look as good as you thought. how one store is making sure what you buy doesn't end up back on the racks. >> and another trading day has begun. the market opened about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. after a record-setting finish yesterday, the dow is off about 3 bucks not much. nasdaq up, we'll have an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. after we pay some of our own bills. ,, ,,,,
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you can do this before but you can do something sort of new to protect your phone. apple is offering a kill switch that everybody hopes will stop the epidemic of smartphone thefts. it's part of apple's new operating system ios 7 made available yesterday and it's something that san francisco's d.a. has been calling for. >> obviously, i don't think the impact will be overnight. i think there has to be an adjustment in the marketplace. first of all thieves have to understand they no longer can use the phones because the phone will be inoperable. >> i think it's a great idea. it's somewhere to start. >> cnet says the option isn't a.m. you have to opts in. you have to go through the process of turning on the kill switch and you have to run version 7 of the software so it's not straightforward. it's not optional. you have to opt in. a company has found a way
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to keep women from continually returning dresses. there are 3" plastic tags placed on the hemlines so you can't hide t once you remove the tag, you can't take it back. >> department stores have a reputation of having really flexible return policies. and, you know, i think that they need to draw the line somewhere. >> the b tag comes with removal instructions and online shoppers at bloomingdale's are not exempt. they are warned about tags on the purchases too. today is the end of the line for two bay area "fresh & easy" grocery stores. they are among 50 stores to close in the u.s. after the british ownership said it's selling the chain to cut losses. the local stores to close are in west san jose at saratoga and payne avenues, and at 3rd street and carroll avenue in san francisco. the fed helped make for some high times on wall street. the dow moved into record territory yesterday and we have kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks with how things are shaping up this morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. the market was pretty surprised yesterday when the federal reserve maintained its current bond buying plan. and that sent the dow and the s&p to record finishes. market getting a number of economic reports this morning including weekly jobless claims. they rose 15,000. but that was also another anomaly as california and nevada for the second straight week had some filing issues as they upgraded their computer systems. the four-week average though which is better gauge to follow, that did fall a bit. down below 315,000 is close to a 6-year low. oracle reported its earnings for the latest quarter and they topped on the profit side but missed on revenue. one of the problems is that its hardware sales fell about 14%. another concern for investors. also getting word this morning that jpmorgan chase has agreed to pay a fine of $920 million after its disaster london whale
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bet last week that cost the company $6.000000000. it admitted it didn't have internal software to prevent a large loss. the dow is down a fraction and the nasdaq higher by 5 points. s&p up about 1. oracle shares down about 1% off their earnings results. brian and michelle, back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks from kcbs news. need to get you out the door nicely and safely and on time and we have just the person for that. >> thank you, brian. we are trying to help you get to work on time. unfortunately, we have a number of different accidents new ones still coming in. some kind of a busy morning on our chp reports. there is one right where we have a camera westbound 580 right there by the hacienda exit. it's backing up there. we are seeing just one long line of continuous brake lights now actually beginning at tracy on 205. you can see it is particularly heavy right now as you make your way towards vasco road and then just kind of slow-and-go
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as you get closer to the dublin interchange and, of course, that accident there still blocking one lane right before 680. also, this is another new accident in san jose, northbound 101 by the captain expressway. two cars involved middle lane blocked. traffic sluggish behind it. there was also an accident -- this happened in the last 15 minutes -- westbound 80 by san pablo dam road so you can see pretty heavy traffic down from hercules. once you get past there things look pretty good approaching richmond. this is a live look near carlson boulevard and more slowing into berkeley. the great highway is shut down for sand removal. so northbound and southbound is shut down between sloat and lincoln way in san francisco. so you have been warned. find your alternates. and mass transit so far all on time. bart systemwide no delay. golden gate ferries also everything on schedule. caltrain and ace trains 1 and 3 got a great start out of the central valley. that's the latest "timesaver traffic." we have to find out what we should wear by this afternoon. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> i think it's the not so
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great highway when it's shut down. >> reporter: it's not so great. eh highway! ! [ laughter ] warm weather in many spots, a beautiful beginning to the day today. clear skies over the bay and around most of the bay area. if anything it's chilly in spots especially in the north bay valleys but out the door we have some great weather ahead. and enjoy it. we have some big changes in the not too distant future either as we could see a couple of raindrops headed our way. but for today, sunny and warmer. big changes tomorrow and into the weekend. high pressure sitting overhead now but here's your cold front off the coastline. that's going to start to encroach toward the bay area as we head in toward tomorrow to bring with it a few clouds and maybe a couple of showers toward the evening hours tomorrow. 90s in the central valley and dry today. you will see about 71 degrees in the monterey bay and about 77 in lake tahoe. no delays expected at sfo due to mostly clear skies. and plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. around the country that could be a different story.
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we are looking at the possibility of some thunderstorms into houston at 91. thunderstorms also into chicago. 68 mostly cloudy but dry in denver. and 75 and nice in new york. around the bay today you're looking at those temperatures soaring into the low 90s well inland. 70s and 80s inside the bay and 60s maybe low 70s toward the coastline. chance of showers as we get in toward friday night and saturday. i think cool weather throughout the beginning and end of the weekend. how about this for your schoolcast for today? james logan high school in union city, sunshine to begin the day, sunshine for lunchtime and sunshine and temperatures near 80 at the end. that sounds like a hard day to sit and school and study but they better do it. if you would like to nominate your school for a schoolcast go to you can enter it there. >> great weather when they get out of school. >> it's going to be beautiful. let's hope it works out for the america's cup. weather kind of forced a delay yesterday but the final face- off between team new zealand
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and u.s. could happen today. new zealand won the first race yesterday and then the sea breeze postponed the second race so the new zealand team is scheduled to race defending champion oracle team usa this afternoon. you want to spot a whale in the bay area? there is an app for that called whale spotter. it uses crowd sourcing to gather data by allowing sailors, fishermen and marine scientists to plot their whale sightings on an interactive map to prevent whales from getting hit or killed by ships sailing in and out. it's purpose is also presumably to help you watch a whale. time now 6:52. up next, millions played but only one is waking up a multimillionaire. >> good morning, i'm ryan takeo live at the golden gate bridge. this is likely going to be the next bridge that's going to close because of construction. we'll let you know more about that. i know we just went through that. we'll give you the details coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. have come to a decision -- will not vote to fund the government if it includes m for th republicans in the house of representatives have come to a decision they will not vote to fund the government if it includes money for the affordable care act. speaker of the house john boehner scheduled a vote for tomorrow to keep the government running but defund obamacare. the move sets up a showdown with democrats who support the healthcare law. if a compromise can't be reached before october 1, then just about every federal agency will be fully or partially shut down. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke issued a warning to congress and to the white house: find a way to fund the government and raise the debt limit or the nation's economy will suffer. the fed wrapped up a two-day meeting and will continue its stimulus policy of buying bonds in order to keep interest rates low. the washington navy yard is back open today.
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the base has been shut down since 34-year-old aaron alexis opened fire in a building there on monday killing 12 people. alexis' mother apologized to the families of the victims. cathleen alexis says, she doesn't know why her son did what he did. but she is glad he can no longer hurt anyone else. millions played but there was only one winning ticket in the powerball $400 million. it was purchased in lexington south carolina. the mystery winner will take home the fourth largest lottery prize in u.s. history. another war of words between bart and the unions. union leaders say bart negotiators walked out of talks without responding to their latest counterproposal. the union says bart insists on meeting for only 10 days of what's left of the cooling-off period. bart says that's not true. it's ready to meet anytime the mediator calls them to the table. a new push to make the golden gate bridge safer will start with a big weekend closure. kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo with
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the new barriers aimed at preventing head-on collisions. >> reporter: hi, michelle. today we expect a committee to approve a movable median that's going to be installed on the bridge sometime next year, next fall, either in october or in early november. right now the north- and southbound lanes are divided by plastic pylons. since 1970, there have been 36 deadly crashes on the bridge. from 2006 to 2010 there have been more than 300 collisions and 83 injuries. one crash victim who was paralyzed in a 1990s head-on crash here said it's about time and a bridge spokesman agrees. >> this is a big deal because we need to do everything we can to improve safety on the golden gate bridge. we have done the 1985 period, it was a two-foot-wide barrier, then barrier systems which developed this for us was able in the late 1990s. it wasn't until then that they said we can develop a one-foot- wide barrier that can stay in place and not move around a lot. that was the big thing. we had to come up with
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something that would not wiggle all around the bridge. >> reporter: and this is the answer to that. currie said that the golden gate bridge has never faced a closure like this before. asked if she learned anything from the bay bridge closure that recent one, she said advance warning for the public, we should know when that bridge will close in the next six months. live at the golden gate bridge, i'm ryan takeo, kpix 5. and let's get a check of the bay bridge now. everything is pretty typical commute right now. unfortunately, it is stacking up into the maze. but fortunately no big accidents. coming down the eastshore freeway, more than a half hour, carquinez bridge. and for silicon valley commuters it is a little sluggish now leaving milpitas. >> all right. got a lot of sunshine coming our way today, liz. we are expecting the warmest day of the week. beautiful sight out there right now over russian hill clear to the coastline. going to enjoy some beautiful sunshine and temperatures warming up maybe 60s and 70s near the coast. 80s and 90s inland. and 70s and 80s inside the bay. enjoy it! tomorrow evening, got a chance of showers. >> oh, boy. we're enjoying today.
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let's all go outside. >> okay. >> thanks for watching. captions by: caption colorado . good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, september 19, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." wall street soars after surprise from the feds. the party could come to a sudden halt. a show down between the president and house speaker that threatens to shut down the government. >> terror on a new level. john miller has details of the chemical weapons program now in the works by al qaeda. >> plus only on "cbs this morning" history made. new fortune 40 under 40 lives. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> the law is a train wreck. it's time to protect american families


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